Greeting A.J. Burnett on Sunday at George Steinbrenner Field will be awkward because the Yankees have dangled the right-hander on the trade market since early December.

Yet according to people monitoring the Pirates and Yankees trade talks, Burnett will be a Pirate or remain a Yankee because talks with the Indians have cooled and Burnett will nix a deal to the Angels, who are one of the 10 teams he can veto a deal with.

Travis Hafner's name surfaced in talks with the Indians, and the Yankees spoke briefly with the Angels about Bobby Abreu.